Official: Colonial Office: Correspondence.

Reference code: CHAR 17/24

Part of: CHAR 17
Next record: CHAR 17/25
Previous record: CHAR 17/23

Date: 03 May 1922 - 28 Jun 1922


Correspondents include: Sir Francis Newdegate [Governor of Western Australia] and 1st Lord Forster, Governor General and Commander in Chief, Australia on the financial difficulties of maintaining their positions; Prince Arthur of Connaught [Governor General and Commander in Chief South Africa] on South African affairs, criticism of the peerage given to Sir J B Robinson and the position of Rhodesia [later Zimbabwe and Zambia]; [General Jan] Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] on complaints about Prince Connaught; 1st Lord Northcliffe [earlier Alfred Harmsworth] on embargoes on Canadian cattle; 1st Lord Forster, Governor General and Commander in Chief, Australia on cotton growing; Brigadier-General Sir Frederick Guggisberg, Governor and Commander in Chief, Gold Coast [Ghana]; Arthur Balfour on affairs in Sudan and funding to colonies; Sir Archibald Weigall on his resignation as [Governor of South Australia]; Austen Chamberlain; Leslie Wilson and Sir Hesketh Bell on his desire to remain Governor of Mauritius.

Other subjects include the unlikely possibility that locomotives for disposal could be used in Crown colonies.

Also includes copies of letters from WSC to the individuals mentioned above on subjects including Newdegate's desire for a peerage and internal departmental correspondence.





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CHAR 17/24/26 Letter from Austen Chamberlain (11, Downing Street, Whitehall [London]) to WSC marked "personal" on the Honours List which he says is being "sharply cut down". He expresses his personal opinion that [Sir Francis] Newdegate is suitable for a peerage and adds that he has been told that Newdegate would be satisfied with a GCMG [Knight Grand Cross of St Michael and St George]. Signed typescript with manuscript addition. 18 May 1922